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Parole Officials Won't Appeal Decision to Free Kathy Boudin

Kathy Boudin, the former 1960’s militant who took part in a robbery two decades ago that left two police officers and a security guard dead, was paroled Wednesday on essentially the same testimony that she had given in May, when different parole commissioners decided she should remain in prison, according to transcripts of the two hearings. The transcript of Ms. Boudin’s latest hearing was released as state parole officials determined this morning that there was no legal ground for a rescission hearing, a rare procedure that would appeal the decision by two parole commissioners to grant her parole. Such a hearing is triggered when parole officers discover critical information about a prisoner that the commissioners did not have when they made their decision. Some relatives of the men slain had hoped for such a hearing. The determination cleared the way for Ms. Boudin to leave prison soon, perhaps as early as next week, said Thomas P. Grant, a spokesman for the State Division of Parole. Full Story

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